Diverse Elders Coalition Blog

Filipino Caregivers Battle Lack of Sleep, Other Work Risks

Filipino Caregivers Battle Lack of Sleep, Other Work Risks

by Neil Gonzales As a caregiver for nearly 10 years, Lea Nelson enjoyed the interactions she had with her elderly clients. “The exchange of stories while eating meals, doing their nails, coloring and cutting their hair, and massaging,” she said. “Playing with them...
Filipino Caregivers Battle Lack of Sleep, Other Work Risks

Possibilities: Creative Aging through the Arts

This post originally appeared on the India Home blog. It’s India Independence Day, 2017,  and at the celebration being held at Queens Borough Hall in Queens, NY, the young announcer invites the next act to come up on stage. Ten women from India Home file in and start...
Filipino Caregivers Battle Lack of Sleep, Other Work Risks

Da Kine Pidgin Is Sweet Upon The Tongue

by Carolyn Ayon Lee. This article was originally published by Honolulu Civil Beat. Were it not for Hawaii’s Pidgin English, I doubt my Grandma and I, her first grandchild, could’ve understood each other, she knowing very little English, and I, an ignoramus about her...
Filipino Caregivers Battle Lack of Sleep, Other Work Risks

Congressional Presentations with Older Workers!

Earlier this month, the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) hosted two community listening sessions in San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA for invited Congressional representatives, allowing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) older workers in the...